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PALO ALTO ISSUES

High demands for new California Avenue garage

The Palo Alto City Council will tackle one of California Avenue's most frustrating problems on Monday night, when it considers...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Jane, 14 minutes ago | 2 comments | 253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged cockfighting operation in East Palo Alto

Nearly 60 chickens were removed from an East Palo Alto property on March 23 after city police and Peninsula Humane Society...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, 32 minutes ago | 1 comment | 288 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Auto burglary spree strikes Palo Alto

A string of smash-and-grab car burglaries occurred on Tuesday, March 28, the darkest night of the month, according to a Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Thomas Paine IV, 43 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day

While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Sheesh, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Billing error leaves city gas customers overcharged

About 15,000 utility customers in Palo Alto received an unwelcome surprise in their February bill: an overcharge on their...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by musical, 10 hours ago | 20 comments | 3254 Views

AROUND TOWN

TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'

Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by musical, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 1113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident celebrates 100th birthday

Delivery-room doctors in Detroit didn't expect Sidney Simon to survive when he came into the world three months early on...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Bryan Wilson, 11 hours ago | 14 comments | 6879 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto

After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with with four battalion chiefs in the Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by big red , 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 2631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Project Safety Net announces new structure

After several years of leadership turnover and uncertainty about its sustainability, Project Safety Net, the Palo Alto youth...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Marie, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn bell schedule revised for this fall

To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 13 hours ago | 13 comments | 2711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 13 hours ago | 43 comments | 4129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan Principal Leaving

We just received word that the Jordan principal was leaving at the end of the year. ...

Original post made by Parent L on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Not Bowers, 15 hours ago | 3 comments | 223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District proposes new school calendar

Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, 15 hours ago | 19 comments | 3829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo School's Bowen earns CIF Model Coach Award

Menlo School boys water polo coach Jack Bowen is one of 13 coaches around the state to be honored with a CIF Model Coach...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 683 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With some questions, trustees generally support reporting weighted grades

School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Proven methods, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 1163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by TOM CRANE, 17 hours ago | 10 comments | 3046 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors

A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 1571 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's Bauer named Pac-12's top soccer scholar-athlete

Stanford's Maddie Bauer was named the Pac-12 Women's Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016 season, the Conference...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 759 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by The Green Acres Kid, 21 hours ago | 1112 comments | 210737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Mar 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm | 11 comments | 2800 Views
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
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California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
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Driverless self-driving car testbed issues
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Luck despite bad luck
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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